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September 26, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Stunning Ceiling Designs EverEd Sheeran’s 8 Best Collaborations6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Theories About The Death Of Our Universe6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopReal World Archaeological Finds That Would Stump Indiana Jones7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian The ex-Chelsea midfielder has been a subject of transfer speculation from the Rio-based outfit after terminating his contract with Trabzonspor. Loading… Mikel became a free agent last month after parting ways with Turkish club Trabzonspor due to his comment over COVID-19.It is believed that Botafogo are eager to land the Nigerian and has made an offer of 18 months deal valued at $2 million for the experienced midfielder.However, Mikel has come out to admit that talks have been ongoing and a decision will be made in the coming days.Read Also: COVID-19: Ighalo pleads with Nigerians to stay indoors to be safe“Yes, there has been an interest and yes there have been negotiations,” the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner was quoted as saying to ESPN.“But I don’t know yet. I am still thinking about it, not sure yet.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel has confirmed interest from Brazilian top side Botafogo.Advertisementlast_img read more

September 17, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgIf you were to come try out for the USC club men’s lacrosse team this spring, you’d hear a variety of strange commentary from me and some of my teammates after noteworthy plays.“Stuffed ’em like a turkey dinner!” sophomore goalie Josh Blockstein will holler after a point-blank save; “Believe me sweetie! I got enough to feed the needy!” I’ll shout back the next time someone rips a shot by him; and anytime we see a nifty pass assist on a goal, Josh and I will sing in perfect harmony: “Len’ me some sugar, I am your neighbah!”It wasn’t until this winter break that I realized how much one man had influenced the dynamic of our lacrosse practices. It’s a feeling I think any athlete or sports fan can relate to because this man truly changed the way we enjoy sports.Stuart Scott passed away at age 49 on Jan. 4 after a long battle with cancer. The legendary sportscaster was one of the original anchors for ESPN’s flagship show SportsCenter and was arguably the best ever in terms of enthusiasm and catchphrases.If I have one critique of the media’s coverage and the sports world’s reaction to his death, it’s that almost everyone has misquoted Scott’s most signature catchphrase: “Boo-Yow!” Most tributes spelled it “Booyah!” and #booyah was trending on Twitter but former ESPN colleague Rich Eisen pointed out that Scott spelled it with a “yow” and not a “yah” on his notes. It’s a subtle change in pronunciation but the distinction, to me, epitomizes Scott perfectly.Scott was a little different than every other sportscaster when he first arrived at ESPN. Not only was he a black man in an almost entirely white network, but he also really brought a unique culture and style as an African-American while reading sports highlights.He referenced hip-hop lyrics — “that was as hardcore as             Wu-Tang Clan on steroids!” He impersonated southern Gospel preachers — “can I get a witness from the congregation?!” He made absurd comparisons — “just call him butter cuz he’s on a roll!” Best of all, he easily trademarked the most clever and spot-on simile for any clutch performance — “as cool as the other side of the pillow.” And I haven’t even mentioned his series of This Is SportsCenter commercials.Not everyone loved Scott’s urban style right off the bat, including executives at ESPN. But Scott didn’t give in to the pressure to conform to the status quo. Instead, he boldly stayed true to his identity, even publishing a column on ESPN’s website explaining the cultural significance of the style. His professional courage earned the respect of many of his fellow broadcasters — Keith Olbermann’s tribute video was particularly touching — and the style eventually caught on.Today, because of Scott, I can get away with quoting The Notorious B.I.G. and OutKast during a lacrosse practice. More importantly, Scott served as an inspiration for both                       African-American sports fans, as well as minority sports journalists.“He was a trailblazer,” ESPN anchor Stan Verrett said in an obituary by ABC. “He did not shy away from the fact that he was a black man and that allowed the rest of us who came along to just be ourselves.”Travis Waldron, a reporter for ThinkProgress.org, wrote that Scott helped ESPN “reach a demographic — young people in general but particularly black males who rarely see themselves and their culture or style represented in the sports media — that it hadn’t connected with before,” adding that ESPN is now the best in the industry in terms of racial and gender diversity on staff.It’s impossible to fully quantify the impact Scott had on the growth of the network.But looking back on his career certainly makes me wonder what the sports world would look like today if he were never discovered. Would ESPN have grown to the top of the world anyways? Would our society be as obsessed with sports 365 days a year? Would the Daily Trojan even make room for a sports column every day? Would I have dreamed about becoming a sportscaster once I realized I wasn’t cut out for professional sports and have applied to USC’s journalism school?Though there’s no way to answer that, I will say this.As I just alluded to, Scott had the dream job. I don’t mean that he figuratively had my dream job, I literally mean that I would sit and watch SportsCenter reruns just about every day for years while growing up imagining that I would one day be able to do that.In some ways, Scott was very lucky. He was blessed with the necessary talent and opportunity to talk about sports for a living. That was his career, his livelihood.But his passion for what he did didn’t seem to be out of some ego trip from being on national TV. I always felt like he truly, genuinely wanted to make people happy when he went on air.The amount of love in his heart is not best exemplified by career, though. For that, his  battle with cancer is the best piece of evidence. It revealed that his true passions in life weren’t sports or entertainment, but his daughters, Taelor and Sydni.I think it’s almost impossible for a motivational speech to compare with Jim Valvano’s epic “Don’t Give Up, Don’t Ever Give Up,” speech at ESPN’s 1993 ESPY Awards, but Scott’s speech while accepting the Jimmy Valvano Perseverance Award at last summer’s ESPY Awards did just that.“When you die, that does not mean you lose to cancer,” he said. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live and the manner in which you live.”The eloquence of such a statement is almost jarring, especially when compared to the aforementioned six-letter exclamation for which he is most famous. But it got even better.“The best thing I have ever done, the best thing I will ever do,” he said, “is be a dad to Taelor and Sydni. It’s true.”So in conclusion, my takeaway from the celebration of Stuart Scott’s life is not necessarily to “follow your passion,” “don’t give up on your dream,” “do what you love,” or some other cliche about career advice.Sure, he had a great job, but his life was so much more than the catchphrases and commercials. He did what he loved, but he also did what people loved him to do. It took some time to figure out what exactly he was saying, but sports fans truly did love him.Before you go all-in on following your passion, Scott would ask you “why you live” for these passions or what purpose you find in them. He knew his why.It’s impossible for me to comprehend what Taelor, 19, and Sydni, 15, are going through. I can’t even imagine the pain of losing a parent at this age. But when I think of Scott himself, I feel a sense of satisfaction in the amount of life he packed into his 49 years.I’m tremendously grateful that I got to watch him growing up and that I get to watch and cover sports in the world he helped create. I can still hear his        “Boo-Yow!” call loud and clear in my head, with more exuberance and more swag than anyone else’s imitation.No one ever said it better. No one ever will.Luke Holthouse is sophomore majoring in policy, planning and development and broadcast/digital journalism.last_img read more

May 31, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgSparky Ville–Jorge Velez–121Bound for Nowhere–Julio Garcia–121Murad Khan–Rafael Bejarano–121Cistron–Victor Espinoza–123Surrender Now–Flavien Prat–116Voodoo Song–Umberto Rispoli–121King of Speed–Geovanni Franco–121First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Due to local, state and national health concerns regarding the Coronavirus, there is no public admittance to Santa Anita Park.  For updates, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. COMEBACKERS CISTRON & BOUND FOR NOWHERE HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN SIMEON STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 14, RACE IS PART OF NINE-RACE CARD WITH 12:30 P.M. POST ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2020)–A pair of top class sprinters, John Sadler’s Grade I winning Cistron and Wesley Ward’s Kentucky-based Bound for Nowhere come off extended layoffs as they head a field of seven older horses in the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon at 5 ½ furlongs on turf this Saturday at Santa Anita. Originally scheduled to be run this past Saturday, March 14, the San Simeon will be contested for the 53rd time.An impressive winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes going six furlongs on dirt July 27 at Del Mar, 6-year-old Cistron, who was a close second in last year’s San Simeon, which was run at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, looms strictly the horse to beat in what will be his 28th career start.The leading money earner in the field, Grade II stakes winning Bound for Nowhere, idle since demolishing a tough allowance field at seven furlongs on turf Oct. 25 at Belmont Park, has been supplemented to Saturday’s race by owner/trainer Wesley Ward and will be ridden by popular Puerto Rican veteran Julio Garcia.A recent allowance winner over the course, Doug O’Neill’s French-bred Murad Khan fits nicely as does Peter Miller’s Surrender Now.  The lone distaffer in the field, Surrender Now, idle since Aug. 4, might be the quickest of the quick, while Linda Rice’s Grade I winning eastern invader Voodoo Song lends considerable depth to a competitive lineup.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerIdle since taking last summer’s Bing Crosby in gate to wire fashion, Cistron, a 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, has trained well for his return and has impeccable credentials, with three stakes wins to his credit from an overall mark of 27-5-7-6.  With an overall turf record of 19-2-6-5, Cistron is well positioned as the horse to beat on Saturday.BOUND FOR NOWHEREOwner:  Wesley WardTrainer: Wesley WardA lightly raced 6-year-old full horse by The Factor, Bound for Nowhere, idle since cruising to a  4 ¼ length victory in a third condition allowance last October at Belmont Park, has trained in impressive fashion for Ward at Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky, as he has six consecutive bullet moves on his tab, the most recent a five furlong drill in 59.20 on Monday, the best of five at the distance over a synthetic surface. A Grade II winner at age four, he has six wins from 12 starts and earnings of $844,857. Although he hasn’t ridden at Santa Anita in some time, veteran Julio Garcia is well know to Southern California racing fans and has guided Bound for Nowhere to five of his six wins.THE GRADE III SAN SIMEON STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 5 of 9  Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTlast_img read more